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Trump Urged to Seek Evidence Before Attacking Syria

In this memo to the White House, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge President Trump to get the evidence first before deciding to strike Syria. Special to Consortium News (published 4/13/2018) MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Evidence Required for Military Decision on Syria Mr. President, We the undersigned […]

Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA

Book available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble by Verne Lyon and Philip Zwerling An Iowa boy away at college, Verne Lyon was recruited by the CIA to spy on college professors and fellow students as part of Operation CHAOS, a massive surveillance program at the height of the Vietnam War. Framed by his handlers […]

THE SAM ADAMS ASSOCIATES FOR INTEGRITY IN INTELLIGENCE 2017 AWARD CEREMONY PRESS RELEASE AND INVITATION Who: Seymour Hersh What: The Annual Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence to Seymour Hersh When: 20:00-22:00, 22 September 2017 Where: Recital Hall, American University Katzen Art Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 at the World Beyond […]

Seymour Hersh Honored for Integrity

An organization led by former U.S. intelligence officials has selected legendary journalist Seymour Hersh to be the recipient of an annual award for integrity and truth-telling, named for the late CIA analyst Sam Adams. By Ray McGovern (published in Consortiumnews.com on Sept 1, 2017) Journalist Seymour Hersh is to be honored with this year’s Sam […]

The Long Reach of Vietnam War Deceptions

America’s war in Vietnam, which was authorized by the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution a half century ago, had lasting consequences for the nation, including deeper public distrust of government and government’s determination to restrict the people’s right to know, as retired JAG Major Todd E. Pierce explains. By Todd E. Pierce (August 6, on Consortiumnews) […]

Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame

By Ray McGovern on Aug 20, 2017, at Consortiumnews. Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have tried to stop the Vietnam War, […]

Throwing a Curveball at ‘Intelligence Community Consensus’ on Russia

By Scott Ritter, July 12, 2017 at The American Conservative A January intelligence product has served as the basis for a series of Congressional hearings into the issue of Russian meddling into American elections—and has taken on a near canonical quality that precludes any critical questioning of either the authors or their findings. There is […]

Who Is the Real Enemy?

The White House is targeting Iran but should instead focus on Saudi Arabia by PHILIP GIRALDI, JULY 11, 2017, on The UNZ Review It is one of the great ironies that the United States, a land mass protected by two broad oceans while also benefitting from the world’s largest economy and most powerful military, persists […]

Whistleblower at the CIA (by Melvin A. Goodman)

“Whistleblower at the CIA offers a fascinating glimpse into the secret, behind-the-scenes world of U.S. intelligence. Melvin A. Goodman’s first-person account of the systematic manipulation of intelligence at the CIA underscores why whistleblowing is so important, and why the institutional obstacles to it are so intense. . . . At its core it’s an invaluable […]

NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. By Robert Parry, June 29, 2017 on Consortiumnews.com The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate […]